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Nothing So Absurd

An Invitation to Philosophy

by Phillip Hoffmann

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Published by Broadview Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8551420M
    ISBN 101551114089
    ISBN 109781551114088


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Paperback Written in clear, non-technical language, Nothing So Absurd is a succinct and accessible introduction to topics in the history of Western philosophy. In seven concise chapters, the author introduces the reader to the central topics within the : Phillip Hoffmann.

“Hoffmann’s Nothing So Absurd is a delightful read—it’s never condescending in tone or vocabulary. It’ll make the reader stretch, without ever losing interest.” — Paul Viminitz, University of Lethbridge “Nothing So Absurd would make an excellent textbook for any Introduction to Philosophy course as well as for a lay person who is eager and motivated to learn what philosophy is.

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(4). Nothing so absurd: an invitation to philosophy.

[Phillip Hoffmann] -- "This book provides a fair-minded exposition of a wide range of viewpoints throughout, and dwells, in its final chapter, on the virtues of philosophical realism, thus presenting the reader with the. William James — ‘There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.’.

Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book 4/5().

Nothing So Absurd book, the most comprehensive essay on the absurd is The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, the French philosopher and Nobel Prize winner.

Camus's intention was to analyze the feelings, notions and consequences of the absurd in order to provide readers with a practical working definition of the term.

An Amazon Best Book of November Nothing to See Here is a lot of fun to read—and despite its improbable premise (children who spontaneously burst into flames) it is an incredibly moving and surprisingly authentic portrait of parenthood.

There is a lightness and joy that permeates every page, even as Kevin Wilson tackles moments that are sure to tug at your /5(). Nothing is an award-winning book (including an ALA Printz Honor) and has received tons of very positive reviews but it wasn’t until John Green raved about it on Twitter a few months ago that I /5.

"There is nothing so absurd that some " - Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes from "There is nothing so absurd that some philosopher has not already said it.". Nothing So Absurd book # from Michael Moncur's (Cynical) Quotations: There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero, De Divinatione Roman author, orator, & politician ( BC - 43 BC). Books shelved as absurdist: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, The Stranger by Albert Camus, Slaughterhouse-Five by K.

Now, what does "there is nothing so absurd but that it may be found in the books of the philosophers" mean. Well, it is basically saying that nothing can be said that is more absurd than something that a philosopher has already said. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible is an entertaining if at times bleak chronicle of these years, depicting a world “where gangsters become artists, gold‑diggers quote Pushkin, Hells.

His claims are so absurd that perhaps people are finally beginning to see him for the propagandist he’s always been. Nancy LeTourneau Follow her on Twitter @SmartypantsAuthor: Nancy Letourneau.

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when you order $ of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon. Or get business-day shipping on this item for $ /5(21). The Book of Ecclesiastes – Absurdity Pointing to Meaning.

This ancient and fascinating document both intrigues and disturbs its readers. It is so denigrated by some Christians, that they have wondered why it is in the Bible at all. However, if you have read the French Existentialists, you will. Samuel Barclay Beckett (/ ˈ b ɛ k ɪ t /; 13 April – 22 December ) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator.A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both French and English.

Beckett's work offers a bleak, tragi-comic outlook on human existence, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour, and Spouse: Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil (–. "There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it." Basis of all religions. *William James () Update: I do believe that many of the doctrines that pass as "Christian" are absurd, and so are some of the people too.

I answered your question because I like it and because there is truth in Mr. James. Michael Foley's top 10 absurd classics From Beckett to the Bible, and Flann O'Brien to Flaubert, the author selects the books that best express the. Waiting for Godot, published by Samuel Beckett inis a work of Absurdism that explores themes of Existentialist philosophy.

The sheer emptiness and randomness of the plot causes the audience (or reader) to wonder if anything is going to happen, and whether. Meursault recalls the only story he knows about his father: having reluctantly gone to see an execution, he'd spent hours afterwardsin the past, Meursault was disgusted by this story, "now I understood, it was perfectly normal." He marvels that he hadn't "seen that there was nothing more important than an execution.".

In a famous paper, “The Absurd,” Thomas Nagel argues that life’s absurdity has nothing to do with its length. The central concern of The Myth of Sisyphus is what Camus calls "the absurd." Camus claims that there is a fundamental conflict between what we want from the universe (whether it be meaning, order, or reasons) and what we find in the universe (formless chaos).

So long as he accepts that there is nothing more to life than this absurd. What would be the point of living if you thought that life was absurd, that it could never have meaning. This is precisely the question that Camus asks in his famous work, The Myth of Sisyphus.

He says, “There is only one really serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” He was haunted by this question of whether suicide could be the only rational response to the absurdity of life. Absurdism is a philosophical stance embracing a wide range of relativist perspectives, which implies that the efforts of humanity to find or absolutely define, limit, express or exclude the inherent meanings of anything, including human existence, are absurd due to actual lack of meaning and the qualities of communicable information available to the human mind, and relationships within reality.

Title: Nothing Author: Janne Teller Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Publisher: Atheneum Publication date: February 9, Hardcover: 24o pages Pierre Anthon left school the day he found out that it was not worth doing anything as nothing mattered anyhow.

The rest of us stayed behind. And even though the teachers carefully cleared up after Pierre Anthon in the class room as.

This is because every actual entity is good. Nothing evil exists in itself, but only as an evil aspect of some actual entity. Therefore, there can be nothing evil except something good.

Absurd as this sounds, nevertheless the logical connections of the argument compel us to it as inevitable. Meursault is an absurd hero both on a figurative and on a literal level. On a figurative level, Meursault, condemned to death and awaiting execution, is a metaphor for the human condition.

On a literal level, Meursault perfectly exemplifies the absurd characteristics of revolt, freedom, and passion outlined by Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus. In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to find any in a purposeless, meaningless or chaotic and irrational universe.

The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously.

Absurdity At Its Finest. HOME No reader can truthfully deny that multitudes of curious occurrences are readily observable in the Bible.

To a Christian believer, these strange events are nothing more than the mysterious ways of God. To a freethinker, the alleged phenomena are an indicative subset of the widespread superstitious beliefs held by our ancestors.

Good thinig he was not 'the father of modern English'. I think (and the other commenters obviously think, without exception) that what he means is: There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough people will [not] believe it. -- TheMANwithNoName, Tampa ; 1 1 "I'm from the government and I'm here to help" is proof of that quote.

Get an answer for 'In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, characters say, ''Nothing to be done." When do they do so. What did they mean.

I want some information about theme.' and find homework. An absurdity is a thing that is extremely unreasonable, so as to be foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so."Absurd" is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., "Tyler and the boys laughed at the absurdity of the situation." It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning "out of tune", hence irrational.

The Latin surdus means "deaf", implying stupidity. Arcade Publishing released “Apropos of Nothing” on Monday. The book had ignited a backlash earlier this month, after its original publisher, Hachette, canceled its plans to release the book.

That, however, was a bad year for Bermuda Triangle debunking, because Charles Berlitz’s book The Bermuda Triangle, published inwas on. There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. Cicero ( BC - 43 BC), De Divinatione Who you are isn't tied solely to what you say, even though it may feel that way to you now.

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS (24 June – 20 August ) was an English astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar also held controversial stances on other scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio, and his promotion of panspermia as the origin of life on also wrote science fiction novels, short Born: 24 JuneGilstead, Bingley, West Riding.

Absurd definition is - ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous: extremely silly or ridiculous. How to use absurd in a sentence. Making Sense of absurd. Breathtaking. In just pages, Janne Teller engages her characters in a true search for the meaning of life.

Janne Teller excells at upholding the dramatic suspense right until the very last page in a novel that is at one and the same time resilient, merciless and. Nothing By The Book. likes 5 talking about this. - where nothing happens the way it shouldFollowers: The u_everything_is_absurd community on Reddit.

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